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I have eight-year-old twins, a boy and a girl. I try to bestow upon them my values and wisdom, but I also recognize that, if you let them, kids can be great teachers. Here are a few examples of business lessons I've learned from interacting with my children. Read More
I want to put a disclaimer that the first ever global Teen Business Summit featuring Guy Kawasaki as the keynote has not happened yet. With that said, here are 8 steps to organizing an awesome conference. Read More
You never have to fail again. Seriously. From now on, everything you choose to work towards will succeed. Can you imagine?! Here’s a simple truth - failure is just an option. It’s a CHOICE. Sure, an attempt may fail, but you will never fail to achieve a goal until you quit trying, and the audacious Read More
So you have decided that starting your own business is the right thing for you. You love being your own boss, working on projects you find meaningful and you have the energy that's needed to get things done. But where to find the right startup idea? Read More

My First Pitch

My First Pitch - Avatar Posted by benmaxmime under Raising Capital
From 3920 days ago
Made Hot by: Small Business Tribe on May 5, 2011 10:21 pm
"Ummmmm, hi, I’m Ben Lang, I’m working on MySchoolHelp, which is a platform where students can find and share notes from their high school.” That was the opening line of my first pitch in front of investors. As challenging as the process may have been, I can certainly say that it was one of the mos Read More
Is it possible to sell something by e-mail with just a great subject line? Sorry, but no. Great e-mail subject lines won't make a sale, but bad ones could break a sale. Often times we spend hours or even days working to craft an e-mail, only to see our open rate is ridiculously low. Read More
Talk to any business expert and they'll tell you that customer service is one of the most important things to consider when starting up. Unfortunately, it's also something that many businesses get horribly wrong. Read More
If you think about each one of the tips we've given you today; a business credit card can be a huge help. It's possible that they will allow you to restructure your business in a way that is more productive and can distribute more products throughout the year. Read More
There comes a time when every entrepreneur needs more sales so they automatically turn to advertising. I'm not against advertising, but most businesses approach it like throwing darts while blindfolded. While advertising is a form of marketing, it's almost the most expensive and least effective. Read More
Using social media to engage with potential and current customers is all you hear about anymore. Doing it properly is not that hard—really! Just follow these five common-sense guidelines, and you can turn your social media networks into sales channels.
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